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City of CT threatens to tighten water restrictions

While average consumption has dropped over the past two weeks, it’s still 29 million litres above the desired level.

Picture: Freeimages.com

CAPE TOWN – The City of Cape Town is threatening a blanket ban on the watering of gardens unless residents reduce their water usage even further.

While average consumption has dropped over the past two weeks, it’s still 29 million litres above the desired level.

Dam levels are now standing at only 46%, while water usage is exceeding 800 million litres a day.

City spokeswoman Priya Reddy says, “We know that there are still a number of dry months ahead. So unless residents reduce their water use to meet the target, even more stringent restrictions are likely in the near future.”

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(Edited by Masechaba Sefularo)